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Daemon
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varlet

(noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag

Usage: What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!
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varlet
Definition: (noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.
Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag
Usage: What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!
Adyl Mouhei
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Daemon wrote:
varlet

(noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag

Usage: What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
varlet

(noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag

Usage: What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!


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[ DEFINITION :scoun·drel [ˈskoundrəl]
NOUN
a dishonest or unscrupulous person; a rogue.]


The unexpected discovery that a formerly trusted employee
was actually a varlet has shaken the technology
company that they worked for.

thar
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Another one of those 'diverged to opposite meaning' words, although in this case the actual word does change as well.

varlet ----- valet


Quote:
From Old French varlet. Compare valet.

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɑːlət/
Noun
varlet (plural varlets)

(obsolete) A servant or attendant.
(historical) Specifically, a youth acting as a knight's attendant at the beginning of his training for knighthood.
(archaic) A rogue or scoundrel.
(obsolete, card games) The jack.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
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(noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag
Chandrasekhar Krishnan
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varlet

(noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag

Usage: What a brazen-fac'd varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!
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Emel Rapchan
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